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Falklands' second commercial air link invitation delivered to Uruguay

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Representatives from Argentina and the United Kingdom formally delivered on Monday, to the Uruguayan foreign minister a letter jointly issued by the two governments requesting assistance in contacting local airlines and inviting them to communicate their interest in establishing a new weekly scheduled air service to and from the Falkland Islands. Read full article

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  • Think

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow...

    “Falklands' second commercial air link invitation delivered to Uruguay”

    A Country that has no Airline whatsoever... Try Paraguay... Cartes has a fleet of smuggling planes...

    Good thing though Uruguay got whole eight full days to “communicate their interest no later than the 28 February 2018.”

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 08:43 am - Link - Report abuse -6
  • Capt Rockhopper

    Someone is having a laugh, Uruguay only has one active airline Aeromas and it only has three aircraft in service.

    1 Cessna 208 Caravan
    1 Cessna Caravan 675
    1 Embraer EMB 110P1 Bandeirante.
    Only one of which could potentially reach the islands from the argentine mainland with a strong tail wind. This is more words than action me thinks.

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 08:49 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • The Voice

    Its obviously a case of “anyone but Argentina! ” LOL..

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Roger Lorton

    Formally delivered? Wouldn't an advert have been cheaper?

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 09:10 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Think

    Foreign and Colonial Office has loads of tax monies disponible..., lad...

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse -6
  • golfcronie

    That's a good British name “ Rossa Commane ” sounds more Argentinian than British.

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 09:37 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • GALlamosa

    Believe it was also delivered to Chile and Brazil. They have a number of airlines.

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Room101

    It is more than you read: the proposal is for development in that field.

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Hmmmmmmm....

    An eight days deadline to answer about a new..., risky air-route development to a forgotten destination at the end of the world with less than 3,000 customers...

    If I was an Auld Suspicious Argie Patagonian... (a species nearly identical to them Auld Suspicious Kelper Patagonian) I would THINK that the whole story is already cooked by the Engrish FCO...

    Just me pound of flesh...

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 01:22 pm - Link - Report abuse -7
  • The Voice

    Uruguay did have an airline but the rumour is RGs stole it..

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 02:58 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Roger Lorton

    This would appear to be some kind of act, a play, a fiction. This is not how anyone goes about negotiating a flights deal.

    Unusual for me to agree with the old man, but something sure don't smell aright.

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • darragh

    Did I miss something?. I thought the ‘letter’ in this article was not only sent to Uruguay but also Brazil, Chile and Paraguay.

    “A Falklands government statement issued last week said a letter that had been jointly signed by the UK and Argentine governments, had been dispatched to UK embassies in Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay, requesting “assistance in contacting airlines in their respective countries, to invite them to communicate their interest in establishing a new weekly scheduled air service to and from the Falkland Islands.”

    So not just Uruguay as the article above implies.

    https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/64471-falkland-islands-issues-rfp-for-added-latam-connectivity

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • womble

    So that leaves Brazil, who probably won't be interested in setting up a link to such a small market, and, er, Chile, who has an airline already flying there every week. I know who I would put my money on winning the contract!

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    A pricing question...

    Today..., LATAM is leaching ~ £550 for a 800 km return ticket...: Puerto Estanley-Punta Arenas...

    How much do you “THINK” they will leach them Kelpers for a 2,400 km return ticket...: Puerto Estanley to Santiago de Chile...?

    Feb 20th, 2018 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • GALlamosa

    All that is required in the 8 days is an expression of interest. There will then follow a formal procurement process conducted by the Falkland Islands Government. It will take some time to put in place, but hopefully October is a reasonable target. Onwards and upwards.

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Mr. GALlamosa...

    Uruguay got 8 days..., yesterday...
    Paraguay just got seven days...
    How many will Shile get...?
    And Brasil...?

    Weekend is coming..., ya know
    And South American burocracy is... well..., burocratic...

    This auld Patagonian can clearly see that all this is just play for the gallery...
    Can't you me dear Kelper...?

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    “The United Kingdom and Argentina presented on Monday to the Paraguayan foreign ministry a joint letter”

    Paraguay got the same length of time as Uruguay, and no doubt the letters for Chile and Brazil were also delivered on Monday.

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Ahhhhhhhhh...
    ”You have no doubts..., huhhh...?
    Well..., I do...

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • GALlamosa

    You are forever hoping for failure. You are forever disappointed. But don't worry, nobody cares.

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 04:38 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Do you ever hope for Argie success me dear Kelper...? But don't worry..., some 40 millons of us care...

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • DemonTree

    I bet he's hoping for Macri's success. Lower inflation, higher growth etc.

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 04:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • GALlamosa

    I have always hoped for Argentine success (except in football and rugby). A successful Argentina is a happier Argentina, and helps to defray the bitterness and jealousy which pervades Government policy. Hopefully one day some of the more intelligent Argentines will figure out that a successful Falkland Islands is not necessarily bad for Argentina, but I fear there is a long way to go to achieve that.

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Loong

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Feb 22nd, 2018 - 04:40 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Clem

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Feb 23rd, 2018 - 04:13 am - Link - Report abuse -3

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